PLASTIC PART LUBRICANTS

In automotive interiors, composite plastic materials are a combination of definite polymer matrix with special additives and reinforcements like glass fibers or plastic material in combination with PC with ABS etc. These composites are used in various automotive cabin components such as HVAC units, seat recliners and adjustment mechanism, gear shift mechanism, cup, ashtray holder, door handle mechanism etc. Frictional dynamics are unique and complex and need to be resolved by speciality greases.

BECHEM’s synthetic PAO and Lithium thickened greases with PTFE additives for plastic parts are soft, buttery and odourless and also provide excellent anti wear and anti-stick slip properties. These speciality greases possess narrow molecular weight distribution and avoids migration of molecules between contacting surface and lubricant. High base oil viscosity ensures lower diffusion rates and hence better compatibility. BECHEM’s lubricants are compatible with all kinds of composite plastics and provide outstanding performance for life time of the component.

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Plastic Part Lubricants

High performance synthetic grease with PTFE additives for long life lubrication of plain and roller bearings. Possesses good oxidation stability and resist water. The advanced multipurpose grease provides good protection against friction and wear of the contacting surfaces. Berulub FR 43 has excellent low temperature behaviour. FR 43 has good compatibility with plastic and polymer materials. Additionally, Berulub FR 43 has excellent noise dampening properties.

Applications: Recommended for friction partners of sun roof mechanisms. seat adjustment systems, horn contacts, push pull cables, HVAC regulation, small and shift gears, steering wheel adjustments, grid and guide rails of electrical switches, window regulators, cup holders, mirror adjustment mechanisms of automotive vehicles etc.

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Berulub FR 43

  • Automotive industry
  • Plain bearings
  • Roller bearings
  • Compatible with plastic
  • Low temperature
  • Noise damping
Special LithiumPolyalphaolefin-50 to +140

High performance synthetic grease with PTFE additives for long life lubrication of with good oxidation stability for metal and polymer materials. Berulub FR 16 prevents stick slip and provides resistance to water.The advanced multipurpose grease provides good protection against friction and wear of the contacting surfaces. Berulub FR 16 has excellent low temperature behaviour. Also, Berulub FR 16 has excellent noise dampening properties.

Applications: Recommended for friction partners and plain, roller bearings in the components of door locking systems, central locking systems, window regulators, sunroofs, seat adjustments, steering wheel locks, horn contacts, push pull cables, small and shift gears of automotive vehicles.

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Berulub FR 16

  • Automotive industry
  • Plain bearings
  • Roller bearings
  • Compatible with plastic
  • Low temperature
Special LithiumPolyalphaolefin-50 to +140

High performance synthetic EP grease recommended for automotive mechanisms such as roller and plain bearings, cam disks, guides and rollers that have plastic to metal as well as plastic to plastic material pairings. The low service temperature range of -60 °C enables PK 1 Soft to perform effortlessly at extreme cold operating conditions. With an ability to form consistent separating film between frictional partners even at extreme temperatures, Ceritol PK 1 Soft effectively reduces friction and wear whilst preventing stick slip phenomenon.

Applications: Ceritol PK 1 Soft finds application in automotive components such as wiper mechanisms, control switches, window regulators, latch and closure mechanisms, steering systems etc.

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BECHEM Ceritol PK 1 Soft

  • Automotive
    industry
  • Low temperature
  • Good pumpability
PolyureaPolyalphaolefin-60 to +140

Special range of synthetic greases with excellent noise dampening properties of varying levels. Berusoft Series has excellent oxidation stability and provides long term lubrication by reduction of friction and wear of contact partners of materials such as metal, plastic and polymers. Has excellent compatibility with elastomers, prevents stick slip phenomenon. Good low temperature behaviour.

Applications: Recommended for friction partners in automotive components such as instrument panels, armrest, door modules, steering column modules, glove compartments, control units of HVAC systems, gear shift mechanisms etc.

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Berusoft 10

  • Automotive
    industry
  • Plain bearings
  • Low temperature
  • Noise damping
  • Compatible with plastic
Special LithiumPolyalphaolefin-60 to +140

Special range of synthetic greases with excellent noise dampening properties of varying levels. Berusoft Series has excellent oxidation stability and provides long term lubrication by reduction of friction and wear of contact partners of materials such as metal, plastic and polymers. Has excellent compatibility with elastomers, prevents stick slip phenomenon. Good low temperature behaviour.

Applications: Recommended for friction partners in automotive components such as instrument panels, armrest, door modules, steering column modules, glove compartments, control units of HVAC systems, gear shift mechanisms etc.

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Berusoft 15

  • Automotive
    industry
  • Plain bearings
  • Low temperature
  • Noise damping
  • Compatible with plastic
PolyureaPolyalphaolefin-40 to +150

Special range of synthetic greases with excellent noise dampening properties of varying levels. Berusoft Series has excellent oxidation stability and provides long term lubrication by reduction of friction and wear of contact partners of materials such as metal, plastic and polymers. Has excellent compatibility with elastomers, prevents stick slip phenomenon. Good low temperature behaviour.

Applications: Recommended for friction partners in automotive components such as instrument panels, armrest, door modules, steering column modules, glove compartments, control units of HVAC systems, gear shift mechanisms etc.

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Berusoft 20

  • Noise damping
  • Low temperature
  • Automotive
    industry
  • Plain bearings
  • Compatible with plastic
PolyureaPolyalphaolefin-40 to +150

Special range of synthetic greases with excellent noise dampening properties of varying levels. Berusoft Series has excellent oxidation stability and provides long term lubrication by reduction of friction and wear of contact partners of materials such as metal, plastic and polymers. Has excellent compatibility with elastomers, prevents stick slip phenomenon. Good low temperature behaviour.

Applications: Recommended for friction partners in automotive components such as instrument panels, armrest, door modules, steering column modules, glove compartments, control units of HVAC systems, gear shift mechanisms etc.

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Berusoft 30

  • Automotive
    industry
  • Plain bearings
  • Industrial fitting
  • Sanitary fitting
  • Compatible with plastic
  • Noise damping
  • Resistant to water
Special Calcium complexPolyalphaolefin-30 to +150

Synthetic grease with PTFE additives for superior resistance against friction and wear of contacting surfaces made of metal and polymer materials. Possesses excellent noise dampening properties and prevents stick slip phenomenon. This special grease with long life lubrication property can perform at extreme low temperatures as well.

Applications: Suitable for lubrication of friction partners in automotive switches, spur gears, various dynamic seals, small gears, sliding parts and cams in HVAC systems etc.

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Berulub FH 57

  • Noise damping
  • Low temperature
  • High loads
  • Automotive industry
  • Plain bearings
PolyureaPolyalphaolefin-40 to +160

Applications and Properties

The unique pictograms help identify primary characteristics of the lubricant as well as key applications and industries it has been established at a glance. However the final recommendation would still have to be by the BECHEM specialist after having studied application and its operating environment. As the saying goes, ‘every problem has a unique solution, if only, one is looking for it’. This is the core philosophy to our approach towards ‘Application Engineering’ and staying true to ‘speciality’

Automotive
Industry

Plain Bearing

Roller Bearing

Compatible
with plastic

Low Temperature

Noise
damping

Sanitary Fitting

Industrial fitting

Resistant to water

Frequently Asked Questions

Short bytes for queries on lubricants that always bothered you

The most important feature of a grease is its consistency. A grease that is too stiff may not get pumped into areas requiring lubrication. While a grease that is too fluid may leak out. Grease consistency depends on the type and amount of thickener used and the viscosity of its base oil. A grease consistency is its resistance to deformation by an applied force.

Greases are made by mixing a solid material, called a thickener, with a base oil and property enhancing additives; but it’s the oil that forms the lubrication film. For better understanding, grease thickener can be thought of as a sponge saturated with oil. Moving parts squeeze the oil out of the sponge like thickener for forming the lubrication film. Typically, the base oil constitutes the largest proportion of grease weight at about 80-90%, followed by thickener at 10 to 20% and additives under 10%.

The pour point of an oil is the minimum temperature at which the oil turns into semi solid and almost losses its flow characteristic. At low temperatures, the viscosity of the oil will be very high, causing the oil to resist flow. This is important in equipment that operates in a cold environment or handles cold fluids.

Dropping point of a lubricating grease is an indicator of the heat resistance of the grease. and is the temperature at which the grease is no more a thickened lubricating medium. The dropping point indicates the upper temperature limit at which a grease retains its structure, not the maximum temperature at which a grease may be used.

Few greases have the ability to regain their original structure after cooling down from the dropping point.

The measure of consistency is called penetration. Penetration depends on whether the consistency has been altered by working. Standard test procedures established by American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) and accepted by industry are ASTM D 217 and D 1403, measure penetration of unworked and worked greases.

The NLGI has established consistency numbers ranging from 000 to 6, corresponding to specified ranges of penetration distance of the standard cone into the test grease. Table below lists the NLGI grease classifications along with a description of the consistency of each classification.

Viscosity: It is a measure of resistance to flow of a lubricating oil.

Viscosity index: It is defined as rate of change of viscosity with respect to temperature.

Significance:

  • It is the most important property which determines the performance of lubricating oils under the influence of temperature
  • A lubricating oil should have sufficient viscosity to retain a lubricating film on the surface
  • On machine part moving at slow speeds under high pressures, a high viscous oil should be used as it better resists being squeezed out from between the rubbing parts.  Light oils can be used for lower pressures and high speeds.
  • It is not possible to maintain a liquid oil film between two moving or sliding surfaces if the viscosity is too low and hence excessive wear will occur.

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